Chapter Assignment: Othello

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How to Read Literature Chapter Assignment: Don’t Read with Your Eyes (24) After reading Chapter 24, choose a scene or episode from a novel, play, or epic written before the twentieth century. I am going to choose William Shakespeare's play Othello, which was written in the early 1600s. 2. Contrast how it could be viewed by a reader from its time of original publication with how the work might be viewed by a contemporary. When Shakespeare wrote Othello for theater viewers in the early 1600’s, his audience would have picked up quite noticeably on the fact that Othello was black. In modern times, however, a reader might not easily pick up on the fact that Othello was a black man. For a modern day viewer who doesn't realize Othello’s race,

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